Girl on a Plane by Miriam Moss

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Bahrain, 1970.      After a summer spent with her family, fifteen-year-old Anna is flying back to boarding school in England when her plane is hijacked by Palestinian terrorists and taken to the Jordanian desert.       Demands are issued.   If they are not met, the terrorists will blow up the plane, killing all hostages. The heat becomes unbearable; food and water supplies dwindle.   All alone, Anna begins to face the possibility that she may never see her family again.         Inspired by true events in the author’s life, this is a story about ordinary people facing agonizing horror with courage and resilience. Includes Q&A with the author.   

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Miriam Moss was born in England but grew up in Africa, China and the Middle East and now lives in East Sussex with her family. In 1970, on her way back to boarding school in the UK, her plane was hijacked by Palestinian terrorists. Girl on a Plane is her story. Visit her website at
Published September 13, 2016 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Gr 7 Up—Fifteen-year-old Anna has been living in Bahrain with her family while her father has been stationed there by the British Armed Forces. She is supposed to fly back to her English boarding school by herself. It is September 1970, and the plane is hijacked by members of the Popular Front fo...

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